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Says new bnlack ink cartriges are empty when they are new

I replaced my black ink cartrige with a new one and the red light keeps blinking and the window says it has no black ink. I tried another new black cartrige and the same thing happens. What should I do?

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1st check the little gold plates on back of the cartridge.
clean them off and were they make contact to the printer.
If that don't work.
Download SSC Service Utility. (Voids warrenty use at own risk free program)
http://www.ssclg.com/epsone.shtml
If that don't fix it there is still one more thing you can do.
Get a chip restetter for your cartridges.
http://dsacme.blogspot.com/2008/10/service-tool-for-reset-canon-i320.html
(this one is not free)
This will reset the chip on your cartridge and make the printer think its a new one.
I use both programs works great.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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